This thread has to be kept alive. So that future SBUX investors visiting the Yahoo message boards can see what true ignorance is. A greater % of the world population drinks hot tea, than hot coffee. Buying SBUX on pullbacks now is like buying three separate companies, all it different stages of growth. SBUX, Teavana, and a packaged goods company. Teavana was doing just fine as a small company before SBUX bought them. With SBUX marketing and branding, Teavana will likely be a much better fit globally (Asia especially China and India) than SBUX brand.
Howard Schultz is a genius businessman. This is a great move and would not be surprised to see a double in stock price within three years. When Schultz stepped down a few years ago SBUX was selling for the price of one of their lattes and look at the price now. He sees things that others don't and I believe in him.